I wish I could indulge in a huge bowl of homemade Greek Tzatziki but I can probably manage just a teaspoon due to my dairy limits.
I’ll tell you right off the bat that my Tzatziki recipe has NO DILL. I dislike dill in my Tzatziki and I don’t ever remember my mom putting dill in her Greek Tzatziki recipe.
Without further ado, here is my recipe for Greek Tzatziki, which is a MUST dip for my Pork Souvlaki recipe:
1 cup Greek yogurt — try to buy from the Greek bakery but if you can’t, buy a good quality Greek yogurt from the grocery store. It’ll have a thick consistency, which is what we want in a good Tzatziki recipe.
¼ cup finely minced cucumber
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Drain yogurt if too watery. I use a coffee filter lined collander to let runny yogurt drain. Also squeeze out water from cucumber if too watery before adding. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, chill and serve!